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    World › Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr07

    World › Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between...

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias
    Apr06

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias

    KIEV – The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor Monday as Kiev seeks to tighten its control over volunteer fighters. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Rebels Reject Decentralisation Referendum by Ukrainian President Poroshenko
    Apr06

    Rebels Reject Decentralisation Referendum by Ukrainian President Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today raised the idea of holding a referendum on the decentralisation of the country’s cities but was swiftly given the cold-shoulder by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine annual inflation rate hits 45.8 percent: official
    Apr06

    Ukraine annual inflation rate hits 45.8 percent: official

    KIEV – Crisis-hit Ukraine saw its annual inflation rate hit 45.8 percent after a sharp acceleration of 10.8 percent in March, the country’s statistics office said Monday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Poroshenko raises decentralisation referendum but rebels reject
    Apr06

    Poroshenko raises decentralisation referendum but rebels reject

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday (Apr 6) raised the idea of holding a referendum on the decentralisation of the country’s cities but was swiftly given the cold-shoulder by pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: Channel...

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias
    Apr06

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias

    The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor Monday as Kiev seeks to tighten its control over volunteer fighters. Coming on the anniversary of the start of fighting in Ukraine, the move marks a key step...

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat
    Apr06

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat

    FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2014 file photo, Polish and British troops take part in a joint military exercise in Swietoszow, Poland, with more than 1,000 British troops participating. Across many nations of eastern Europe ordinary people are heeding a call to receive military training to learn what to do in case of war, and backed by NATO forces on a...

    Ukraine Ultra-Nationalist Leader Appointed as Army Advisor
    Apr06

    Ukraine Ultra-Nationalist Leader Appointed as Army Advisor

    The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor today as Kiev seeks … …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict between...

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat
    Apr06

    Ordinary folk take up military training over Russia threat

    NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies and American armored vehicles rumble near the border with Russia on a mission to reassure citizens that they’re safe from Russian aggression. But these days, ordinary people aren’t taking any chances. In Poland, doctors, shopkeepers, lawmakers and others are heeding a call to receive...

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